Removal of Facial moles
Facial moles are common on face and neck. It can be flat, and sometimes raised with hairs .If there is sudden change in size, itching and ulcers, it should be removed and sent for biopsy.
Laser treatment of nevi (moles) is a valuable alternative to traditional surgical excision procedures. Lasers are particularly valuable in treating lesions in anatomic areas which are difficult to approach surgically such as the face, nose lips and ears.
Different methods are used to remove facial moles-
One of the mole removal methods that have been around the longest is the excision of the mole. This process involves cutting the tissue around the mole using a scalpel, deep enough to remove even the deep mole cells, and removing the tissue and mole completely. The remaining hole is then stitched up. This is the only way to guarantee that no mole cells will be left behind to grow a new mole; however, the procedure is also commonly leaves a lingering scar where the mole once was. How prominent the scar becomes after healing depends on how big and how deep of an incision was needed to completely remove the mole cells.
Another method for mole removal that works for moles that are more superficial is electrocautery. Electrocautery involves the use of a specialized piece of equipment that burns the superficial layers of skin off. Since the heating device cannot penetrate deeper than the superficial layers, raised moles, or moles that reach deep into the skin, cannot be effectively removed in this manner.
Laser mole removal is one of the newest mole removal methods on the market. Laser mole removal involves using a highly concentrated specialized laser to vaporize the mole tissue. Laser mole removal is only useful in the removal of flat moles and other superficial moles such as pigmented nevis. Laser mole removal treatments usually come in series, and can take as many as three treatments before the mole is fully removed. On the positive side, this treatment does not leave any scarring because it only deals with the superficial layers of skin.
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